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Session Information

SYM S012 - Photodermatology

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 21

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Room 103/105

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Elma D. Baron, MD - Handout

  • Iltefat H. Hamzavi, MD, FAAD
  • Nellie Konnikov, MD, FAAD
  • Jean T. Krutmann, MD
  • Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Mary S. Matsui, PhD
  • Steven Q. Wang, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Diagnose photosensitivity disorders more effectively.
  • Select the best methods of photoprotection.
  • Manage patients effectively based on knowledge of photobiologic principles and phototherapeutic modalities.

The session will provide practical and cutting-edge information in photodermatology, in response to current needs. We will discuss photosensitivity from drugs that have recently entered the market, the impact of the visible and infrared spectra, regulatory issues governing sunscreens and tanning beds, as well as unique photobiologic considerations in managing pigmentation in skin of color. We will also address how photodynamic can be effectively implemented, how to sort through non-sunscreen photoprotective agents and review what's real and what's hype in the emerging field of home use light-based devices.


Friday, March 21
2:00 PMWhat's new in photodermatoses? / Dr. Lim
2:25 PMSkin damage by infrared radiation and visible light: where do we stand? / Dr. Krutmann
2:50 PMPhotoprotection: Practical tips on non-sunscreen ingredients / Dr. Matsui
3:15 PMRegulation of sunscreens and tanning devices / Dr. Wang
3:40 PMAKs, field cancerization and practical implementation of ALA-PDT / Dr. Konnikov
4:05 PMPhotodermatology in skin of color, melasma & pigmentation / Dr. Hamzavi
4:30 PMBenefits and limitations of home use light-based devices / Dr. Baron